Vordingborg Municipality

Vordingborg is a municipality (kommune) in the Sjælland Region, which is on the southeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in south Denmark. It was established in 2007. The municipality includes the island of Masnedø, and covers an area of 621 km². It has a total population of 46,600 (2006). Its second and current mayor is Knud Larsen of the agrarian-liberal Venstre party, who was elected in 2007 replacing Henrik Holmer of the Social Democrats.

Vordingborg Municipality

Vordingborg Kommune

Coat of arms
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Zealand
SeatVordingborg
Government
  MayorKnud Larsen (V)
Area
  Total621.0 km2 (239.8 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2012)
  Total45,925
  Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Municipal code390
Websitewww.vordingborg.dk

The municipality takes its name from the town of the same name.

Overview

The Masnedsund Bridge connects the town of Vordingborg to the island of Masnedø. The Storstrøm Bridge connects Masnedø to the neighboring municipality of Guldborgsund on Falster near the town of Orehoved. The bridge is 3,199 meters long and supports two lanes of traffic and a single-track railway. It was inaugurated in 1937.

The Farø Bridges (The Farø High Bridge and the Farø Low Bridge) opened in 1985 and connect the two municipalities from the town of Bakkebølle Strand over Farø island (part of former Møn municipality) to Falster near the town of Sortsøgab. Bogø island is also part of the municipality.

As part of wider municipal reforms, an earlier Vordingborg municipality was merged with its neighboring municipalities of Langebæk, Møn, and Præstø on 1 January 2007, forming the enlarged Vordingborg Municipality.

Around 135 km (84 mi) east of Vordingborg municipality across the Baltic Sea is Bornholm, the easternmost municipality of Denmark, which is a part of the Capital Region of Denmark.

For the location of Vordingborg municipality relative to its neighbors, see the location diagram at the bottom of the corresponding article on Danish language Wikipedia, Vordingborg Kommune.

Urban areas

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:

#LocalityPopulation
1Vordingborg11,643
2Præstø3,853
3Stege3,835
4Nyråd2,479
5Ørslev1,870
6Stensved1,548
7Køng987
8Mern957
9Bogø By869
10Gammel Kalvehave832

See also

References

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